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Category Archives: Decennial Census


News that Tennessee had a -4.78 percent undercount in the 2020 Census caught many by surprise. We dove into the numbers, the national totals and the 2010 results to try to set this announcement in context.


A new interactive map shows the change in population between 2010 and 2020 for each of the country’s 85,000 census tracts. The new higher resolution map adds detail to a decade of population change across the US. Explore the map and a list of the country’s fastest-growing Census Tracts!


Tennessee’s proposed 2020 Public Use Microdata Area (PUMAs) boundaries were finalized and submitted to the U.S. Census Bureau in late January 2022. Feedback from Tennessee data users drove delineation of the state’s new statistical boundaries.


Communities who have uncovered processing errors in the 2020 Census Redistricting data are now able to submit cases to the Census Bureau’s Count Question Resolution (CQR) program. The program is designed to help address processing errors found in the decennial census.


Two draft alternatives showing Tennessee’s 2020 Public Use Microdata Area geography are now available for review and comment. Interactive maps illustrating the proposal boundaries and details describing the criteria used in the delineation process are also available.


New 2020 Census data shows that the Tennessee is more diverse than it was ten year ago. Both changing demographics and new processing methods used by the Census Bureau are behind the change. We took a look at the new data and explain the trends.


New population totals for Tennessee counties and cities has been one of the most anticipated numbers to come out of the 2020 Census. We combined the new information with data from 2000 and 2010 to produce population totals and change for the twenty-year period.


By August 16, 2021, population data from the 2020 Census for the state’s counties and municipalities will be released. Because the data will require processing before it can be viewed, we compiled the basic information needed to plan for the release, access it and extract the new data.


Tennessee’s resident population grew to 6,910,840 over the past decade according to new 2020 Census results. The 8.9% growth rate was slower than the two previous decades but was enough to move the state up one spot to become the nations 16th most populous.


The first look at Tennessee’s 2020 Census results is just days away with the state-level apportionment counts planned for release by April 30th and more detailed information coming in August, 2021.